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EcoTourism Fillmore County

Purpose

Researching and analyzing opportunities, market potential and enterprise infrastructure, as well as assisting in the creation of a coordination/leadership organization to develop and sustain an infrastructure for day-of and group packages for low-impact, environmentally-responsible tourism in Fillmore County.

Partners

Activities

Outcomes

The UMN Master of Development Practice graduate student cohort provided in-kind consulting and research services consisting of three phases: the development of a framework for understanding ecotourism within the broader context of the tourism industry; the assessment of the current ecotourism situation within Fillmore County; and the development of a tool to aid local operators interested in ecotourism to assess, align and coordinate their efforts within the region.

Funding

SE RSDP FY2015: $2,000 for small external contract for data gathering

Leveraged Resources

In-kind consulting, research and staffing services via:

Project Start Date: 3-20-2014
Project End Date: 5-1-2015

Last updated 3-2-2016

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